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Marlene Merchant , LMHC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma, Abuse Eating disorders Depression
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About me

I am a licensed mental health counselor with 20 years experience in the field. My practice modalities include cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness therapy and motivational interviewing, while focusing on your goals and aspirations. I work with adults, adolescents and children in early childhood, primarily people of color in low income communities. My holistic and empathic approach is encouraging to clients who are seeking therapy especially for the first time.

I specialize in helping individuals who struggle with eating disorders, trauma and abuse, addiction, depression, anxiety and stress, as they continue to navigate everyday challenges. I strongly believe in and cheer for the success of the clients I work with. I’m passionate about what I do and Invested in helping you develop the skills you need to make long lasting positive changes in your life. One of the areas I work with many of my clients is around increasing their self care practices, so they are better equipped to deal with stress and anxiety. I truly believe everyone has value and deserves to experience joy and peace, simply because they exist.

If you are ready to take that next step I’m happy to go on the journey with you. Looking forward to connecting with you soon!

Professional experience

10yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma, Abuse Eating disorders Depression

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Body image, Communication problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Hoarding, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Self-love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Social anxiety and phobia, Workplace issues

Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

NY LMHC 011677-01


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Marlene Merchant . We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

She is really good at what she does.

Written on May 13, 2022 after therapy with Marlene for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and career difficulties

Marlene is super kind and understanding! She is willing to listen to anything I have to say about what I've got going on, and she is always interested in figuring out how she can help and teaches me to be better at helping myself.

Written on May 10, 2022 after therapy with Marlene for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

This has been the best counseling I feel I have received. I feel like i am able to talk freely, much easier than in person.

Written on Apr 27, 2022 after therapy with Marlene for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and career difficulties

She has been amazing.

Written on Apr 16, 2022 after therapy with Marlene for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Marlene was my first ever therapist and it has been a fabulous experience. I had so much breakthrough in my life through the wisdom, help and practical tips she gave. I love how she interweaves a Christian based perspective on things which was another lovely aspect of the sessions.

Written on Apr 15, 2022 after therapy with Marlene for 2 months

Marlene is a great therapist, and creates a safe space to share and express myself.

Written on Mar 05, 2022 after therapy with Marlene for 2 months